Saturday, January 15, 2011

What are We Doing?

Quote from the US CDC: "The cesarean delivery rate rose to a record high of 32.9 percent in 2009, up from 32.3 in 2008. The cesarean rate has increased every year since 1996, when the rate was 20.7."

All our advancing technology in birth sure has made a world of a difference, right? Only all these cesareans are not actually saving lives; the U.S.'s  Maternal and Infant Mortality rates are not going down, despite this increasingly upward trend of major abdominal surgery.

We have a ways to go to make birth safer in the U.S.